Birmingham & Black Country

Rapper Depzman stabbed to death after Kyle Sheehan tribute

TC's, Selly Oak
Image caption The stabbing happened outside TC's in the Selly Oak area of Birmingham

An 18-year-old rapper has been stabbed to death after attending a tribute night to a knife murder victim.

The musician, named locally as Joshua Ribera but who used the stage name Depzman, died in hospital after being stabbed outside TC's club in Selly Oak, Birmingham, on Friday night.

He had been attending a fundraising event in memory of Kyle Sheehan, 16, who was killed a year ago.

An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of Mr Ribera's murder.

'Talented MC'

Image caption Kyle Sheehan was stabbed in the leg on 21 September 2012

Tributes have been paid to Mr Ribera by other rappers including Frisco who described the death as "sad".

Meanwhile Wretch 32 said Depzman was "a young, talented MC".

The stabbing happened in Coronation Road shortly before 23:00 BST on Friday.

Mr Ribera was taken to hospital where he died in the early hours of Saturday morning.

At 11:45 a man attended a police station in Dudley and was arrested on suspicion of murder.

The attack came after an event in memory of Kyle Sheehan who was stabbed in the leg in the Bartley Green area of Birmingham on 21 September 2012.

He died from the injury. No-one has been charged with his killing.

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